Prepping Your Diaper

Prepping is a simple but important step to get the most out of your diaper.

The Little Seedlings® snap-in soaker is made up of multiple layers of heavy organic bamboo cotton fleece. 70% bamboo, 30% organic cotton.

This material is highly absorbent and perfect for use in cloth diapers due to it’s unique antibacterial quality. An antimicrobial bio-agent called “bamboo kun” is found naturally in the fiber. This “kun” makes the bamboo a naturally antibacterial, antifungal and odor resistant fiber.

Included with your one size diaper is:

– The main, two petal, snap-in soaker system that has two sets of snaps to allow the best positioning for your baby’s needs

– A separate newborn soaker that can also be used as a booster for the regular soaker, by snapping it in between the petals of the main soaker.

– Also included is a microfleece liner to lay on top of the main soaker to help wick wetness away from your baby’s skin.

– Soakers are made larger/longer than needed to allow for shrinkage when washing. This is normal, expected and accounted for in the size measurements.


Little Seedlings® soakers need to be washed/prepped before use.

The outer shell does not require any prepping so you only need to launder the soaker to prep your diaper.

Bamboo retains some of its natural oils and therefore needs to be washed several times to achieve maximum absorbency. Although your diaper is ready to use after only one wash, it will become more absorbent with multiple wash/dry cycles.

Wash: Prep your soaker by washing on a normal hot cycle with cloth diaper safe detergent (laundry soap WIHTOUT added fabric softeners). Synthetic fabric softeners can cause your soaker to retain a waxy build-up that will affect the absorbency in a negative way. Natural softeners like Mrs. Meyers, Ecover, and Seventh Generation can be used without the problem of build-up.

Rinse: We recommend at least two rinse cycles to remove any excess soap residue that can irritate your baby’s skin.

Dry: Tumble dry on medium heat or line dry.

**Remember that your soaker will become more absorbent with multiple wash/dry cycles.

Normal washing instructions:

Remove solids, cold rise, hot wash, cold rinse (x2), tumble dry low-medium heat or line dry. No bleach. To sun out stains, wash and rinse as normal then lay diaper, stain side up, in the sun for several hours. Repeat sunning as necessary to keep diapers stain free.